Barrie

Remember to Plan Ahead, Book Ahead
Need help planning your visit? Reach out to the knowledgeable and helpful staff at Tourism Barrie.
 
Barrie, Ontario, close to the GTA, has a wealth of cold weather info for visitors and locals on their website, Winter Fun Barrie. Here is everything you need to plan and enhance your visit – Stay & Play Packages, coupons, ski resorts, snow conditions, lessons and rentals and more! In addition, Barrie's Winter Fun Pass features amazing deals, promotions and discounts on winter experiences - it's free, easy to use and available on your mobile device.
 
For outdoor enthusiasts, there are lots of opportunities for outdoor fun – snow tubing, snowshoeing, ice fishing (check ice conditions before heading out), cross-country skiing and sleigh rides. Barrie Winterfest, held in early February, takes place on Barrie’s waterfront with a variety of events and activities (check ahead for final event details).  
 
Prefer to spend your winter indoors? The Simcoe County Museum is open year-round, as is the MacLaren Art Centre, downtown shops and restaurants.
 
And, for craft beer lovers, a visit to Barrie totally needs to include a visit to Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery, leader of the “Craft Beer Revolution”. Barrie is also home to the Redline Brewhouse and Barnstormer Brewing & Distilling Co. 
 
Current provincial COVID-19 protocols are in place where applicable across the region.
 
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